2019 Turkey Day 5K Minneapolis

Thursday, November 28th, 2019 from 4:30am to 12:00pm


Too stuffed to race? Make a difference and volunteer! Whether you're a dedicated runner or just someone who jogs from the couch to the fridge, the Turkey Day 5K in Minneapolis is fun for everyone! And of course we make every effort to make this event just as amazing of an experience for our volunteers! Come alone or find a friend and register to volunteer at the event! It is the perfect way to start your Thanksgiving morning!

We can't thank you enough for your help but we want to try to show you how much we appreciate you! All volunteers will receive an event specific volunteer shirt, water, snacks, a light meal, service hours, and more.

Volunteer Groups
Learn more about group opportunities and how you could earn a donation for your group or non-profit of 10+ by contacting us at volunteer@recessfactory.com. 

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Organizer will approve registrants
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Registration Closes
1 hour before each shift starts or when space runs out.
Age Limit
12 and up
Parking Details
There is parking available throughout downtown, mostly within 12 blocks of the Target Center. If you prefer convenient access to the Target Center there are great options. ALL STREET PARKING METERS ARE FREE FOR HOLIDAY PARKING. Car pooling is strongly recommended. Please CHECK-IN at the Volunteer Tent located OUTSIDE in the parking lot across from the Target Center, corner of N 1st Ave & N 6th St.

Shifts (17)

1 - 17 of 17 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescriptionRegistrants Needed
Event Captain4:30am (CT)12:00pm (CT)This is an invite only position and is reserved for experienced event volunteers who will be responsible for overseeing and managing a particular event area (i.e. bike course lead, SAG driver, swim course lead, finish line lead etc). If you are interested in this opportunity email us at ltvolunteer@lt.life.15/20Over
Volunteer Distribution4:30am (CT)10:30am (CT)Assisting our volunteer manager in checking in volunteers and placing them in their correct position.0/1Over
Packet Pick-up and Event Day Registration5:00am (CT)9:00am (CT)You will assist participants by retrieving their packet (race day materials) and answering any questions they may have as well as assisting those who need to register for the event20/70Over
Set-Up Shift 15:00am (CT)8:00am (CT)Assisting our friendly event crew with any set-up and tear down needs.6/10Over
T-Shirt Distribution5:30am (CT)8:30am (CT)You will assist participants by retrieving their t-shirt and answering any questions they may have as well as assisting those who need to register for the event5/10Over
Finish Line6:00am (CT)11:00am (CT)You will assist event crew with the set up of the finish area as well as distributing hydration as participants finish. Along with assisting Delta Dental hand out Athlete SWAG. After all participants have finished you will assist event crew with the tear down of the finish area.42/50Over
Greeters/Pointers6:00am (CT)10:00am (CT)You will be strategically placed at a location within the race site to help direct participant traffic.0/20Over
Start Line6:00am (CT)11:00am (CT) You will assist event crew at the start line of the duathlon event by helping to hold wave signs and manage traffic flow at and near the start area of the race. If you are not also participating in the event you will assist with the tear down of the...20/20Over
Hot Beverages6:30am (CT)10:30am (CT)Help set up, pass out, and keep clean the hot beverage area outside. The athletes can enjoy hot chocolate, coffee or cider before and after the event in our Family Carnival Area.25/25Over
Post Race Athlete Food6:30am (CT)10:30am (CT)Set up and help hand out our post race snacks inside the Target Center garage for athletes to enjoy after they finish the run.35/40Over
Course Marshals7:00am (CT)10:30am (CT)Event crew will assign you a location along the run course. Once you are at your assigned location you will ensure that participants continue to stay on the marked event course as they approach and pass you.43/43Over
Gear Check - Finish Festival7:00am (CT)10:30am (CT)You will assist the Gear Check Lead in checking in participant bags correctly and safely6/15Over
Post Race Athlete SWAG7:00am (CT)10:30am (CT)Assisting Event crew hand out SWAG to athletes after the race in the Finish Festival. You will also help to assist the participant games in the Festival area.10/10Over
Race Course Aid Station7:00am (CT)10:30am (CT)You will assist with the set up, hydration distribution, and clean up of the on course water aid station. (i.e. handing out liquid hydration to participants as they pass). You will also assist with clean up and tear down of the aid20/20Over
Kids Race7:30am (CT)10:30am (CT)You will assist event crew in the kids race setup and tear down. You will help to make sure all kids start, stay on course, and finish safely.17/25Over
Medical Assistance7:30am (CT)10:00am (CT)Assist with medical needs in a tent on the course or on site. Exact placement will be determined race morning. Medical knowledge required, medical professional licensing is preferred (EMT, Paramedic, RN, PT, MD).0/10Over
Crowd Control/ Clean Up8:00am (CT)11:00am (CT)Help athletes get from the finish line to the family carnival and post race food area along with assisting our friendly event crew with any clean up and tear down needs.12/14Over